In this paper I will be speaking on the Health Care Industry and how it has changed over the years. There are many aspects of the medical industry that have changed from how medical information is kept to how medication is given. I will be explaining how health care has changed over the last 10 years and what the biggest change is in the next 10 years. I will also speak about what my role will be in the health industry, especially when it comes to adapting my skills into the health care industry. Along with the information mentioned above I will be expressing my perception of how the health care has changed over the course of my program. Lastly, I will speak on the role of technology in healthcare organizations in the decades to come along with the financial and economic issues that will affect the health care industry within the next 10 years.
Health Care Changes over the last 10 years
Over the last 10 years, healthcare has been moving toward a truly integrated concept of how we can help people with chronic disease find a pathway that deals with underlying causes rather than just symptoms. Integrative physicians are shifting out of a peripheral role to a more central one. There is the growing awareness within the broader medical community that what we have been saying for decades is true: that people with chronic illness need an integrated approach that includes nutrition, environmental management and mind-body therapies, and that sustainable health care must be based on lifestyle change, not drugs. The growth of scientific research on nutritional supplements, from vitamins to phytochemicals, now allows them to be used with the same level of precision that has been claimed for pharmaceuticals (Mazza, 2000)